Abuja, 25 March 2021 – Wisely being workers in Osun Affirm heaved sighs of relieved because the narrate government flagged off the COVID-19 vaccination marketing campaign with vaccines received thru the COVAX facility.
For Dr Olagunoye Ajibola, a clinical practitioner at the Affirm Specialist Clinic Osogbo, receiving the jab build his options at relaxation shimmering that he can successfully discharge his duties without fears of contracting the disease. As a frontline successfully being worker actively occupied with managing COVID-19 instances, Dr Ajibola used to be the predominant successfully being care worker to receive the vaccine in Osun narrate.
“Because the crew lead for the Affirm case management pillar, I was tickled when called upon to be the predominant recipient of the vaccine. I knew my circulation would debunk hundreds misinformation in regards to the vaccine. I needed to lead by instance, no longer minding the speculations”, he acknowledged.
On 02 March 2021, Nigeria received almost 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shipped thru the COVAX Facility, a partnership between Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and the World Wisely being Organization (WHO). The COVAX is co-led by Gavi, WHO and the CEPI, working in partnership with UNICEF, the World Bank, Civil Society Organizations, manufacturers, and others. The COVAX is portion of the Entry to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, a ground-breaking global collaboration to speed fashion, production, and equitable salvage correct of entry to to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.
Osun Affirm recorded its first case of the virus on 25 March 2020, and as of 10 March 2021, when the vaccination started in reported 2480 confirmed instances. Osun Affirm Government received 64,240 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine thru the Federal Government to vaccinate the predominant batch of frontline successfully being care workers.
Dr Ajibola counseled the federal government, WHO and partners for providing the vaccines. He also expressed appreciation for the enhance plans by WHO, UNICEF and other partners in containing the virus.
“It’s an journey I wouldn’t neglect easily. I receive learnt ideas to work as a crew participant, improved my An infection Prevention and Control knowledge, psychological management of sufferers in isolation and affected person’s management skills in accordance to varied practising performed by WHO.
No longer relenting
Meanwhile, the Government Governor of Osun Affirm, Adegboyega Oyetola, during the flag-off of the vaccination marketing campaign, acknowledged his administration will no longer relent in ensuring of us of the narrate receive salvage correct of entry to to quality successfully being care products and providers.
The Governor, who used to be the predominant person to receive the jab within the narrate, appreciated the President, Muhammadu Buhari, WHO and partners for making the vaccines available to all states. He acknowledged receiving the jab used to be an illustration of leadership in holding with the guiding idea as scheduled by the National Fundamental Wisely being Care Pattern Company (NPHCDA). The NPHCDA is the company in management of the distribution and monitoring of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out.
Commending the clinical examiners for his or her great contribution to the successfully being sector, he tasked them and Nigerians no longer to let their guards down and stop the unfold of the virus.
“I traipse all individuals to register and get the vaccine at the designated centres and would possibly seemingly seemingly seemingly nonetheless no longer ignore using the non-pharmaceutical interventions. It will not be any longer but time to throw away face masks or no longer washing hands with cleaning soap and water. Lets nonetheless take into accout that COVID-19 pose threats to lives and sources of livelihood. No longer collecting the vaccine and having fun with politics build our lives and families in jeopardy,” he added.
Meanwhile, Dr Ahmed M. Bello, WHO Surveillance Officer and Affirm Coordinator a.i. Osun Affirm, acknowledged WHO is taking a learn about ahead to the successful implementation of the vaccination marketing campaign within the narrate.
The WHO has been supporting the narrate government in combatting the outbreak by ensuring effective contract tracing, normal meetings with Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers (DSNOs) and sensitization of reporting instances and being at the forefront of the problem.
Dr JEAN BAPTISTE, Anne Eudes. E mail: jeana [at] who.int; Tel: +234 813 173 6281